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Brain & Spine Tumors

Brain & Spine Tumor Services

Geisinger's Brain & Spine Tumor specialists are at the forefront of diagnosing and treating the most complex primary and metastatic spine, nerve and brain tumors.

Here, members benefit from not one opinion - but the collective opinion of a renowned team of experts. Trained at some of the country's most prestigious medical centers, this team has the expertise to remove tumors in some of the most complex areas of the brain. They're involved in clinical trials of tomorrow's most promising therapies. Through exclusive research, they're pioneering revolutionary new ways to diagnose and treat brain and spine tumors. And this team meets weekly to discuss each new case and map out the most effective course of action for your patient.

Technologies and procedures offered at Geisinger include:

  • Brain Surgery
    • Frameless stereotactic navigation
    • Awake craniotomy
    • Brain mapping
  • Radiotherapy
    • 3D conformal close planning
    • Intensity modulated radiotherapy
    • Image-guided radiation therapy
  • Radiosurgery
    • TrilogyTM linear accelerator
  • Imaging
    • fMRI & MRI
    • CT
    • PET
    • Spectroscopy
  • Chemotherapy
    • Oral
    • Intravenous
    • Intra-arterial
    • Intra-tumoral

Testing and delivering tomorrow's therapies are an integral part of Geisinger's program. The Geisinger Brain & Spine Tumor Institute is one of less than 30 programs in the world participating in the NovoCureTM trial, offering new hope for patients with upfront glioblastomas. The Geisinger Brain & Spine Tumor Institute also offers clinical trials in conjunction with NCCTG. And, experts in Geisinger's state-of-the-art laboratories are actively researching nanotechnology, molecular biology and the role genes and proteins play in brain tumors.

For more information or to refer a patient, call MedLink, Geisinger's physician referral line, at 1.800.332.8901.